Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Beaches on Pulau Lang Tengah

All beaches Pulau Lang Tengah are in the south and west part of the island (facing the mainland and Pulau Perhentian).

beach at Summer Bay
beach in front of Summery Bay Resort (at the back) and Sari Pacifica Resort
photo taken from the rocks near the Blue Coral snorkel and dive spot, looking north

beach
beach between Blue Coral and the West Wing of D'Coconut Resort
there is an abandon resort here at the time of visit (2016) and the only non-resort restorant (Warung Dewati)

West Wing, DCoconut Resort
beach in front of West Wing, D'Coconut Resort
beautiful beach but with lots of dead corals

 

East Wing, DCoconut
beach in front of East Wing, D'Coconut Resort
small fine sand beach with a beach volleyball court, snorkel trips from D'Coconut Resort depart and arrive from here

 


Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay
Beach between the East Wing of D'Coconut Resort and the Batu Kucing look point, Turtle Bay is home to the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch Project, a camp at the beach safeguarding the nesting population of the turtles